The Inter-American Development Bank has launched a new version of the Intrade website with information on tariffs and trade agreements for companies and countries seeking new markets for their exports.
A statement from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) reads:
IDB launches new version of Intrade, the most complete business information system in the region.
Business people from both countries will be meeting on August 11 in Panama City to explore business opportunities.
The meeting is being organized by the US - Panama Business Council and will be held at the Wyndham Albrook Mall Hotel and the issues to be discussed include the structural transformations of the financial system and Country Brand for Panama.
A survey conducted by Pricewaterhouse Coopers indicated that 59% of surveyed companies do not plan to raise salaries.
Of the 150 companies surveyed, 41% are planning to make wage increases by an average of 8.6%.
Laprensalibre.com website published the results of the survey of 150 companies in Guatemala. The consultant Pricewaterhouse Coopers conducted its six-month review of the Business Labor Information System.
From May 24 to 25 2017 companies in the region will be meeting in Managua to explore business opportunities and discuss issues relevant to the industry.
The financial system and new challenges in security, private security legislation, and standards of quality service are among the topics which will be covered in the Central American Congress on Private Security, organized by the Central Institute for Private Security.
From 21st to 22nd May the Latin American Conference on Business Continuity and Information Security will take place in Costa Rica.
National and international experts will analyze and discuss the key pieces to improving the business continuity program, technologies and data integrity in businesses. This will take place during the Second Latin American Conference on Business Continuity and Information Security to be held in Costa Rica on 21st and 22nd May at the Hotel Radisson Europa.
A survey carried out by PriceWaterhouseCoopers between April 2007 and May 2008 shows that executives have gotten average raises of 12.5 percent.
The reason for the increase is the need for companies to attract and hold personnel in a growing economy.
The survey "Business System of Salary Information", which the accounting firm carries out each year, shows that the 12.5 percent increase exceeds that of average salaries, which rose by 9.3 percent during the same period.
The Costa Rican Social Security Department may have spent that amount on the Single Digital Health Record System.
An article in Revistaitnow.com reports that "The Social Security Department of Costa Rica (CCSS by its initials in Spanish) made the investment over a period of 5 years, through which it has implemented all the modules of its files in 30% of primary health care."
Incorrect balances in the accounts of taxpayers are preventing the system from providing the "Paz y Salvo" (Safe and sound) certificate required for transactions with state institutions.
Companies claim that the appearance of false outstanding debts in their accounts has prevented them from receiving "...the "Paz y Salvo" document, needed to formalize the sale of land or businesses, collect payment when a company is a state supplier or participate in public tenders. "
In the tender to design and implement an electronic billing system for the Treasury, interested companies only have five working days in which to submit bids.
In a tender which requires, among other things, five years of experience in systems development, experience in project management and even a certificate from the Project Management Institute, Empresa de Servicios Público (ESPH) is only allowing five business days for interested companies to submit their proposals.
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